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HIMALAYAS: The Water Reservoir of the (Indian) Subcontinent

Himalayas, the 2400 Km long and 250-300 Km wide mountain barrier separates the Indian subcontinent from the mainland Asia. This insuperable barrier stops the cloud
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Roopkund: Revelations about the skeletons

Though Roopkund trek is closed to trekkers at present, but that doesn't keep away its tendency to be on news. It may well be a
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Bhrigu lake trek: Cost of budget package for 3D/2N

Short Bhrigu lake trek package is probably the best option for you, who are looking for a quick Himalayan adventure on a tight budget, yet
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India opens 137 new Himalayan peaks to climb in 2019

On the eve of independence day, Indian govt announced to open 137 new mountaineering and trekking peaks to climb in Indian Himalayas. This is surely
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A moderate grade Himalayan trek in November

Initially two prospective trekkers enquired about our early November Goecha La fixed departure trek. Their dates were not matching with our group departure date and
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Free climb to Toro peak in Miyar Valley, India

The Beginning: When I first got interested in climbing mountains, one of the pictures that impressed me much was that of the Neverseen Tower in
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Permits needed in Sikkim: A guide for Indian and Foreigners

Indian state of Sikkim has some regulations and accompanied restrictions with respect to travelling and trekking within the state. You need to obtain certain permits,
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Goecha La Trek Update: New regulations and permit inside KNP

New rules and regulations for Goecha La trek inside Kanchendzongha National Park (KNP), July 2019: On 25th July 2019, a new set of rules and
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Goecha La trek: A photo story during autumn in November

You must have wondered about what is so special about Goecha La trek? Well, every trek is beautiful to say the least, but Goecha La
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A birding field report on Dzongri Goecha La trail inside Kanchendzongha National Park

Editors note: This is not a post on beautiful "Bird Photography", rather to encourage similar trip and field reports from birders. Check the original report
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HIMALAYAS: The Water Reservoir of the (Indian) Subcontinent

Himalayas, the 2400 Km long and 250-300 Km wide mountain barrier separates the Indian subcontinent from the mainland Asia. This insuperable barrier stops the cloud from going North and is responsible for the peculiar Monsoon cycle of the subcontinent. However, in today’s discussion we are not going to take that into account and see how

Roopkund: Revelations about the skeletons

Though Roopkund trek is closed to trekkers at present, but that doesn’t keep away its tendency to be on news. It may well be a game changer from the prior researches and reveal new facts. Last month a research paper published on “Roopkund” in ‘Nature’, a well-known and authoritative forum for the publication of important

Bhrigu lake trek: Cost of budget package for 3D/2N

Short Bhrigu lake trek package is probably the best option for you, who are looking for a quick Himalayan adventure on a tight budget, yet want an alpine experience. Be it in your summer holidays or in post monsoon, you can opt for this flexible trek package. How often you plan a trek and then

India opens 137 new Himalayan peaks to climb in 2019

On the eve of independence day, Indian govt announced to open 137 new mountaineering and trekking peaks to climb in Indian Himalayas. This is surely a welcome move in favour of global mountaineering and climbing fraternity. Prior to this, very few of the newly opened peaks were accessible to mountaineers following a lengthy process through

A moderate grade Himalayan trek in November

Initially two prospective trekkers enquired about our early November Goecha La fixed departure trek. Their dates were not matching with our group departure date and they had plan to arrive couple of days later. They were keen on a right trek which should throw some challenges on the trail. Moreover they were open for treks

Free climb to Toro peak in Miyar Valley, India

The Beginning: When I first got interested in climbing mountains, one of the pictures that impressed me much was that of the Neverseen Tower in Miyar valley. I came across a photo in Himalayan journal vol. 58, taken by Italian alpinist Massimo Marchigianni. Around the year 2000, the valley become popular among climbers all over

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